|Occupation||Actor, voice actor|
Marcus Scribner (born January 7, 2000) is an American actor. He is best known for starring as Andre Johnson Jr. on the ABC sitcom Black-ish and voicing the character Bow in the critically acclaimed Netflix animated series She-Ra and the Princesses of Power.
Early life and education
Scribner was born on January 7 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and raised in Los Angeles. His name is derived from Roman and Greek mythology, like that of his father Troy and sister Athena. Scribner also has a dog named Zeus whom he adopted as a puppy to commemorate his first professional acting job. Similar to his character on Black-ish, his father is black while his mother is mixed (black and white). His father's family is from Los Angeles while his maternal grandmother is from England. Scribner attended an Elementary School where most of the kids were Jewish. He began studying acting at age seven. At the time he was very shy and didn't have any hobbies. In addition to sports, Scribner took an acting class and immediately fell in love with it. From that point, Scribner took acting classes on the weekends. Scribner later admitted that at the time, he was afraid of getting injured. Despite that, he enjoys sports such as basketball and lacrosse and also loves video games. When he was in kindergarten, Scribner hit his head on concrete while playing basketball and had to get five staples. Scribner started playing the clarinet in fifth grade. Though Scribner started at public high school in 2014, by early 2015, he was enrolled in home school to accommodate his work schedule.
When he was 10 years old, Scribner booked his first guest-star role on the ABC crime dramedy Castle. Scribner would go on to appear in an episodes of Fox's New Girl, TBS' Wedding Band and Nickelodeon's Wendell & Vinnie. At the age of 14, Scribner booked his first major role when he was cast in the role Andre Johnson Jr. in the ABC sitcom Black-ish opposite Anthony Anderson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Laurence Fishburne and Jenifer Lewis. Scribner actually beat out Anderson's own son Nathan for the role. In an interview with Teen Vogue, the actor explained that he heavily identified with the show. Scribner was 13 when he first auditioned for the series and 14 years old when the pilot was filmed. Scribner received an NAACP Image Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy for his portrayal of Junior in the first season. In 2015, Scribner voiced Buck in Pixar's animated film The Good Dinosaur. In 2016, Scribner began voicing the recurring role of Smudge as a guest star on the Netflix animated series Home: Adventures with Tip & Oh. Later that summer Scribner started production on the Independent comedy Alexander IRL opposite Nathan Kress. With the launch of the Freeform spin-off Grown-ish, Scribner takes on a more prominent role during the fourth season of Black-ish. In 2018, it was announced that Scribner would star in thriller "Confessional."
|2015||The Good Dinosaur||Buck (voice)||Animated film|
|2017||Alexander IRL||Darius||YouTube Red original film|
|2010||Castle||Tim Thornton||Episode: "Den of Thieves"|
|2012||New Girl||Toby||Episode: "Control"|
|Wedding Band||Ben||Episode: "Get Down on It"|
|2013||Wendell & Vinnie||Graham||Episode: "Valentines & the Cultural Experience"|
|2014||Black-ish||Andre Johnson Jr.||Main role|
|2016||American Dad!||Movie Goer (voice)||Episode: "Garfield and Friends"|
|Home: Adventures with Tip & Oh||Smudge (voice)|
|2018||She-Ra and the Princesses of Power||Bow (voice)||Main role|
|2019||Grown-ish||Andre Johnson Jr.|
Awards and nominations
|2015||NAACP Image Awards||NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series||Black-ish||Nominated|
|2016||NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Performance by a Youth||Won|
|2016||Young Artist Awards||Outstanding Young Ensemble Cast in a TV Series||Nominated|
|2017||Best Performance in a TV Series – Leading Teen Actor||Nominated|
|2019||NAACP Image Awards||NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series||Won|
- "Marcus Scribner as Andre Johnson, Jr". Black-ish. American Broadcasting Company. Retrieved January 13, 2018.
- Scribner, Marcus [@MarcusScribner] (January 6, 2018). "As you guys may or may not know tomorrow is ya boy's birthday!!!" (Tweet). Retrieved January 13, 2018 – via Twitter.
- Bergado, Gabe (November 14, 2017). ""Black-ish" Star Marcus Scribner on Being Multiracial, His Environmentalism, and How the Show Is Just Like His Real Life". Teen Vogue. Condé Nast. Retrieved January 13, 2018.
- Strauss, Bob (November 23, 2015). "Black-ish's Marcus Scribner in The Good Dinosaur". Los Angeles Daily News. Digital First Media. Retrieved January 13, 2018.
- Pendleton, Tonya (November 18, 2015). "Marcus Scribner Of 'black-ish' Talks Fun On And Off Set And How Education Is As Important As Acting". BlackAmericaWeb.com. BlackAmericaWeb.com, Inc. Retrieved January 13, 2018.
- Chenault, Joshua (December 12, 2014). "Hollywood's Hottest New Star - Marcus Scribner". iaam.com. Retrieved January 13, 2018.
- Metzger, Clarice (October 3, 2017). "Marcus Scribner". Wonderland.
- Sarie (March 6, 2015). "EXCLUSIVE: 'BLACK-ISH' STAR MARCUS SCRIBNER HAS A CANDID CONVERSATION ABOUT LIFE AS A TEEN STAR AND FUTURE PLANS". BCK Online. Retrieved January 13, 2018.
- Schwartz, Terri (September 23, 2014). "Meet 'Black-ish' star Marcus Scribner, a gamer, bacon-lover and 23 more facts". Retrieved January 13, 2018.
- Jones, Monique (December 18, 2014). "'black-ish' star Marcus Scribner talks NAACP Image Award nomination". Entertainment Weekly. Time Inc. Retrieved January 13, 2018.
- Bryant, Taylor (October 3, 2017). "Marcus Scribner Of 'Black-Ish' Is Making Nerds Cool Again". Nylon. Diversis Capital. Retrieved January 13, 2018.
- Holbrook, Damian (October 31, 2017). "'black-ish' Star Marcus Scribner Is All Grown up". TV Insider. TVGM Holdings, LLC. Retrieved January 13, 2018.
- "Meet the New Cast of Disney•Pixar's The Good Dinosaur". The Walt Disney Company. June 12, 2015. Retrieved June 12, 2015.
- "MARCUS SCRIBNER GUEST STARS ON NETFLIX SPINOFF OF DREAMWORK'S HOME". LA Management. September 20, 2016. Retrieved January 13, 2018.
- McNary, Dave (July 20, 2016). "Brent Rivera, Nathan Kress to Star in 'Alexander IRL' (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Penske Media Corporation. Retrieved January 13, 2018.
- Khal (October 3, 2017). "Marcus Scribner Is Stepping Into A Senior Position on This Season of 'black-ish'". Complex. Complex Media, Inc. Retrieved January 13, 2018.
- McNary, Dave (March 20, 2018). "Marcus Scribner, Paris Berelc Starring in Thriller 'Confessional'". Variety. Penske Media Corporation. Retrieved March 20, 2018.
- "She-Ra gets a makeover! A first look at the new Netflix series and meet the cast". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 18 May 2018.